I love Halloween -- especially the decorations, the knitting patterns, the quilt patterns, and the cross-stitch patterns. This project has been neatly folded in the bottom of my sewing basket for almost a decade now. I really should get it finished and on my wall. (The Pattern is Witches Dance by Lavender Wings.)
When I stopped by Acorns and Threads last month, the new ones were seriously hard to resist. But I've got Hocuspocusville to work on and, at fourteen bucks a chart, I couldn't justify adding them to my collection when I've done so little cross-stitching lately.
A couple of weeks later, I was at Joanns and saw the Just Cross Stitch 2012 Halloween Special Collector's Issue. It was love at first sight, never mind that it was a ten dollar magazine and I wound up paying almost full price.
There are so many projects in here that I want to make, some with the same feel as the ones I was tempted by at the LNS.
There was also a 2010 issue and a 2011 issue...how did I miss those!? Out of habit, I always keep my eyes open for the Christmas Ornament issue, even though I haven't bought the past few. Happily, the other two Halloween issues are still available and I just ordered them from 1-2-3 Stitch. I can't remember if I'd ordered from them back in the heat of my cross-stitching obsession, or if I've just heard good things about them.